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Voice of America News interviews Neel Gandhi, M.D., on how the misuse of antibiotics is creating drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). A new study shows that the misdiagnosis of the disease, coupled with short courses of a class of antibiotic drugs called fluoroquinolones, is creating drug-resistant strains of TB. Dr. Gandi is assistant professor of epidemiology & population health. (Tuesday, August 25, 2009)

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The Wall Street Journal interviews Ariela Frieder, M.D., on the use of antidepressants by pregnant women. Some antidepressants, if taken while pregnant, increase newborns’ risk of developing pulmonary hypertension, or pressure on the lungs, which can lead to heart failure. Dr. Frieder is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry. (Friday, August 21, 2009)

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The New York Times quotes Charles Schwartz, M.D., Einstein students, and Montefiore Medical Center's Sean O'Mahoney, M.D., in a front-page article on end-of-life care. Dr. Schwartz, along with Sharon Parish, M.D., train students to "break bad news" to patients. Dr. O’Mahoney is the director of Palliative Care Services at Montefiore and of the Palliative Care Elective course offered by Einstein's Department of Family and Social Medicine. Dr. Schwartz is associate professor of clinical psychiatry & behavioral sciences, of clinical family & social medicine and of clinical medicine. Dr. Parish is associate professor of clinical medicine. (Thursday, August 20, 2009)

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The Forward interviews alumni and faculty for a feature on the 50th anniversary of Einstein's first graduating class and the College of Medicine's longstanding dedication to diversity, tying the past with the future. The article details Einstein's founding mission to welcome students of "all creeds and races;" how this mission continues to attract students from around the globe who are dedicated to helping the underserved; Einstein's establishment of the first medical school program designed to recruit and retain African-American students; and its ongoing pursuit of diversity in its student body and faculty. Those interviewed include Einstein's executive dean, Edward Burns, M.D. (Class of 1976); Leon Chameides, M.D., Evelyne Schwaber, M.D., and Marion Zucker Goldstein, M.D. (Class of 1959); and Monica Payares, M.D. (Class of 2009). (Friday, August 14, 2009)

Newsday interviews Christie Brinkley at Einstein’s 20th annual Family Day in the Hamptons. Ms. Brinkley serves as honorary co-chair of the event. Run by the Women’s Division, proceeds from the carnival will go to the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC). Ms. Brinkley serves as event co-chair with Mindy Feinberg, Tasha Genatt, Jackie Harris Hochberg, Erica Karsch, Roxanne Palin and Cathy Schwartz. (Monday, August 10, 2009)

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Reuters Health interviews Charles Hall, Ph.D., on his study that finds stimulating brain activities delay the onset of dementia. The research, led by Dr. Hall and Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S., was published in the August 4 online edition of Neurology. Dr. Hall is professor of epidemiology & population health and of neurology. Dr. Verghese is associate professor of neurology and director of the division of cognitive & motor aging. (Tuesday, August 04, 2009)

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Wall Street Journal blog "The Numbers Guy" interviews Swapnil Rajpathak, M.B.,B.S., Dr.P.H., regarding a new study indicating that the rapid rise of obesity in children may be slowing. Dr. Raipathak notes that data for obesity rates is spotty and cautions against drawing broad conclusions. Dr. Raipathak is assistant professor of epidemiology & population health and of medicine. (Wednesday, July 22, 2009)

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UPI features Geoffrey Kabat, Ph.D., and his new research that links high insulin levels to an increased risk for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Dr. Kabat and his colleagues analyzed data on 5,450 women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative, a large multicenter study investigating the influence of a number of factors on women's health. Notably, the link between elevated insulin level and breast cancer was strongest among lean women and weakest among obese women (who, in general, have higher insulin levels compared with lean women). Dr. Kabat is senior epidemiologist in the department of epidemiology and population health. (Monday, July 13, 2009)

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NPR's "Morning Edition" interviews David Hamerman, M.D., on osteoarthritis, a condition that affects 27 million Americans, two-thirds of whom are over 65. Dr. Hamerman addresses the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to this condition. Dr. Hamerman is a distinguished professor of geriatrics. (Monday, July 06, 2009)

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Reuters features research by Martin I. Surks, M.D. and colleagues on how an underactive thyroid may hold the key to longevity. Dr. Surks announced, at a meeting of the Endocrine Society, that after studying a group of Ashkenazi Jews, his team found that 15-20% of the people over the age of 60 showed signs of low thyroid activity. The study also suggested that those who lived to 100 had this same evidence. Dr. Surks is professor of the department of medicine. (Monday, June 15, 2009)

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Los Angeles Times interviews Steven Hahn, M.D. and Sharon Parish, M.D. on why patients lie to their doctors and the serious consequences it can have on their care. Misinformation from a patient can lead a doctor to misinterpret symptoms and overlook warning signs, which can result in flawed diagnoses and treatments. Dr. Hahn is professor of clinical medicine and Dr. Parish is associate professor of clinical medicine. (Monday, June 08, 2009)

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Newsweek interviews Nanette Santoro, M.D. for a cover story on why the public should be skeptical of medical advice offered The Oprah Show. The article, entitled Crazy Talk: Oprah, Wacky Cures & You, contends that some of Oprah's guests make health claims and medical recommendations not supported by science. The article appears in the June 8, 2009 issue. Dr. Santoro is professor of obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein. (Monday, June 01, 2009)

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The Sunday Times (UK) interviews Kelvin Davies, Ph.D., on his involvement in a study that used an innovative new drug-delivery system—nanoparticles infused with nitric oxide and applied topically---to successfully treat erectile dysfunction in animals. The nanoparticle technology was developed by Joel M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of physiology & biophysics and of medicine at Einstein and his son, Adam Friedman, M.D., a resident in dermatology in Einstein’s department of medicine. The findings received extensive press coverage at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association on April 26, 2009. The topical treatment may offer localized therapeutic results with the benefit of a lower dosage and the avoidance of adverse side effects due to systemic absorption. Dr. Davies is associate professor of urology at Einstein. (Sunday, April 26, 2009)

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El Diario La Prensa NY interviews fourth-year medical student El Diario La Prensa NY interviews fourth-year medical student Monica Payares for a feature story in their "Buena Gente" (Good People) section. In memory of her young father who passed away following surgery, Monica established a foundation, la Fundación Juan José Payares Bustos, to help provide health care for hundreds of people in her father's underserved hometown in their native Colombia. Recently, on "Match Day", Monica learned that she will begin her residency in orthopedic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center (the Einstein/Montefiore program) this July. (Sunday, April 05, 2009)

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Time, United Press International (UPI), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Asian News International (ANI) feature research by Dominick Purpura, M.D. and Mark Mehler, M.D. regarding their theory that the brains of people with autism are structurally normal but dysregulated, meaning symptoms of the disorder might be reversible. This new theory, published in the journal Brain Research Reviews, states that autism is a disorder caused by impaired regulation of the locus coeruleus. Dr. Mehler is chairman of neurology and director of the Institute for Brain Disorders and Neural Regeneration at Einstein. Dr. Purpura is dean emeritus and distinguished professor of neuroscience at Einstein. (Thursday, April 02, 2009)

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